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People Helping People — Dec. 13

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People Helping People is a list of charitable causes in our area that need donations or volunteers. The Beacon Journal has not investigated these causes, so donors should verify their worthiness and the tax-deductibility of contributions. A link to a form for submitting requests to People Helping People can be found at, along with tips on researching charities and a list of causes already published.

Questions about submitting information? Call Mary Beth Breckenridge, 330-996-3756.

The Victim Assistance Program and Furnace Street Mission, 150 Furnace St., Akron, OH 44304, are collecting new toys and accepting monetary donations through Friday to provide holiday food and gift baskets to victims of crime and trauma in Summit County.

Checks may be mailed. Toys may be dropped off at these locations:

• AAA Akron Auto Club, 111 W. Center St.

• Akron Police Department, 217 S. High St.

• AtNetPlus, 1000 Campus Drive, Stow.

• Barberton Police Department, 576 W. Park Ave.

• Brouse McDowell, 388 S. Main St., Akron.

• Canal Place, 520 S. Main St., Akron.

• Cascade Auto Group, 4149 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls.

• Church Agency, 600 E. Cuyahoga Fall Ave., Akron.

• Summit County Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s offices, 53 University Ave., Akron.

• University of Akron Police Department, 146 Hill St.

• University of Akron English Department, Olin Hall, East Buchtel Avenue.

• University of Akron Social Work Department, Polsky Building, South High Street and University Avenue.

For more information, call 330-376-0040 or visit

Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, OH 44307-2234,. For information, visit or call 330-535-6900.